Respite is set in Westerbork, a transit camp for the deportees to Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz. Powerful images are captured after the SS officer Gemmeker ordered production of a film about the camp. An inmate, the German-born Jew Breslauer, filmed scenes of work, leisure and a train leaving for the death camps with a 16mm camera.
The Rabbit Hunters (22min)
Pedro Costa brings Ventura who is the main character of his previous film, Colossal Youth to this film again and telling about being divested and being alienated of the people who don't have anything. Alfredo is dumped by his wife after losing his job. Ventura is just comforting him with words. Jose is ordered to quit the country. These three men just have a mean reality seeing the high buildings outside and thinking about their happy days.
Virgile and Blanche, exchange emails in their rooms. Virgile likes Blanche, but Blanche likes a boy named Eustache. However, they don't know each other. Virgile talks about life and death, and Blanche accepts it. Eustache, wearing a blue hat, first goes to Virgile, and then to Blanche. At that moment, Blanche remembers that she had danced with Virgile, and goes out of her room to meet him.
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